ORMOND BEACH — The entrepreneurs of the lately closed La’s Bistro are back with a new eatery aptly named for these coronavirus pandemic times: To Much better Days Wine Bar & Bistro.
“We completed our lease and felt with the pandemic, 5,000 sq. ft and 150 seats was a great deal of overhead to address when we you should not know when we would be in a position to absolutely use it once again,” said Carlos Soldevilla of the previous La’s Bistro space on Nova Highway. “Then this smaller space grew to become accessible. It was an opportunity that was also excellent to pass up.”
Soldevilla and his spouse, Angie Slattery, opened To Much better Days on Jan. 21 at 197 N. Yonge St. It’s just a few blocks north of Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach’s downtown business enterprise corridor.
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The just below 1,700-square-foot room was beforehand home to Gotham Town Pizza which closed last yr. To Much better Times has seating for 80 people.
“We just opened the cafe 11 days in the past and are having incredible achievements so significantly,” explained Soldevilla on Tuesday. “We have presently had 3 marketed-out times.”
Soldevilla and his wife operate To Better Times with the assistance of Slattery’s 20-12 months-old daughter Maddie Peth. They also utilize some aspect-time staff.
“It truly is a entirely distinct principle,” claimed Soldevilla when requested to compare La’s Bistro and To Improved Times.
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La’s Bistro was open up on weekdays for breakfast and lunch and only served dinner on weekends and special occasions such as Valentine’s Day.
To Superior Days has almost the opposite program. It is open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday via Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It is shut Mondays. That makes it possible for the eatery to be accessible for personal events, conferences and special activities in the course of the day on 7 days days, reported Soldevilla.
The purpose for To Far better Days is to deliver a place for buyers to take it easy and “sip, savor and swirl the second,” stated Soldevilla. It has a bar in the middle with a eating room on a single aspect and a “wine lounge” on the other. The lounge has sofas, an assortment of board video games and a “cork wall” — a see-by means of display with a round hole on the top suitable side. When customers finish a bottle of wine they are inspired to signal the cork and deposit it in the wall.
To Better Days hosts wine-tastings and other evening events including “wino bingo” and trivia evenings.
Arranging is underway for an elaborate “Phantom of the Opera” topic evening that will attribute a exhibiting of the film, trivia game titles, a themed menu and a musician undertaking songs from the musical. Soldevilla expects to keep the event in the subsequent six to 8 months.
On special event evenings, To Far better Days has a meals truck in the parking ton to offer customers a broader preference of food choices. For the wine tasting this past Tuesday, the food stuff truck was Southern State of Thoughts. “We are going to have unique foodstuff vans for distinct activities,” Soldana said.
Menu ranges from artisan meats to cheese steak to brunch favorites
Ormond Beach front resident Diane O’Dwyer accompanied her buddies Alice and Jeff Godbey to check out To Superior Times for the initially time on Tuesday.
“I think it truly is wonderful. It is a awesome addition to Ormond Seashore,” said O’Dwyer.
To Greater Times presents an evening food menu that contains “modest plates” of appetizers these as bruschetta, Philly cheese steak egg rolls and an artisan meat and cheese plate. It also delivers “handhelds” with names these as “Americano,” “Sweet Ga,” and “OMG BLT.” All handhelds come with a alternative of a facet: soup, salad or potato salad. The menu features “From the Past” items these types of as quiche, chicken salad sandwich and Sicilian crab cakes. Costs selection from $5 to $8.
On weekends, To Much better Days delivers a brunch menu that incorporates omelets, pancakes and other breakfast fare, all priced from $6 to $8.
The one particular noteworthy exception is the “Pancake Charcuterie Board” which is priced at $15. It options eight pancakes, 4 bacon strips, four sausage patties and a wide range of toppings — strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, Nutella, peanut butter, whipped cream and pecans.
“It really is very the showstopper,” stated Soldevilla of the pancake charcuterie board. “We have experienced over 28,000 people today on Facebook on your own see our put up of it that has been shared and unfold out.”
The weekend brunch menu also features mimosa beverages which can be ordered for $3 a glass or $10 for a flight of distinct fruit flavors or for a “bottomless” source of the common orange juice variation.
“We program to evolve our menu on a month-to-month foundation,” reported Soldevilla.
“Carlos Soldevilla and family have after again knocked it out of the park with the opening of To Far better Days Wine Bar & Bistro,” wrote Ormond Beach front resident Kevin Lowe on a Facebook submit. “These a significantly-essential addition to this spot of Ormond Seashore. The atmosphere is so comfortable and cozy, the food stuff absolutely scrumptious. … And just a observe, in an period the place facial area masks are the most popular new accent, they’ve bought you taken care of with that, too!”
To Much better Days has a display of handmade masks for sale for $3 each within the entrance entrance. The masks are the creation of Maddie Peth.
Lowe owns a journey company named Better Days Vacation that is not affiliated with the Soldevillas’ new wine bar/bistro. “We experienced a very good chortle about the similarity of our businesses’ names,” Lowe said.
For a lot more information, call To Greater Days at 386-676-5181.